The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country, the great majority to North America, some to Australia and a significant minority ((0.3 million) to British cities.
Ireland had been afflicted by famine before the events of the 1840s; however the Great Famine is marked by both its absolute scale and its longevity. It is also better remembered because it was the most recent and best documented famine. This atlas comprising over fifty individual chapters and case studies will provide readers with a broad range of perspectives and relevant insights into this tragic event.
|Author||John Crowley, William J. Smyth, Mike Murphy Geography Department, University College Cork|
|Publisher||Cork University Press|
|Publication date||20 Aug 2012|
Irish National History
Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (Hardback)
WINNER of The International Education Services Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2012. A comprehensive and complete look at the Great Irish Famine 1845-1852. Large format, heavy hardcover.
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